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Can I take furosemide if I am breastfeeding?

You should not breastfeed if you're taking furosemide (Lasix), a diuretic prescribed to treat edema (fluid buildup in the body) as well as high blood pressure. If you take furosemide, it can pass into your breast milk, so your baby will get it too. If you need furosemide, which is often prescribed for people with liver disease or heart failure, it is safer to feed your baby with formula.

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